Well, this wedding took me FOREVER to pull together for today's post for two reasons: 1) The bride, Brittany, is super sweet and honestly, I want to make sure that I do her day justice, and 2) Brittany gave me SO many photos of her beautiful wedding, Captured by Shan Renee, that I had to keep going through to make sure that I hadn't missed any of my favorites! I definitely got the chills a couple of times while arranging these photos - there are some really touching shots of Brittany and her new husband, Micah that made me stop and stare...but I'll get to those a little bit later :)
When Brittany first described hers and Micah's wedding, she said, "...We needed something a little left of center to represent our path to choosing to be together forever. I love a casual, thrown together look and wanted a fun, memorable wedding that represented our tastes. So we chose wildflowers, a variety of milk glass, antique bottles and jars to place them in, and a fun menu of Mexican food for everyone to enjoy." Coordinated by the talented Wedding Warriors, this couple's wedding was the perfect blend of offbeat creativity, style and romance, and it could really help inspire other brides, in my opinion. Here's a wedding that is not only beautiful, but warm and welcoming, rather than elaborately coiffed and sterile. That's why I love this wedding so much!
Brittany and Micah were married at the Lost Mission just outside of San Antonio, Texas, an elegant, Spanish style property filled with arched entryways and amazing light fixtures (chandeliers just doesn't sound like the right word to describe them...) suspended from the ceilings. It's an incredible venue, if you ask me! Their nontraditional wedding color palette was a broad spectrum of green, blue, pink, purple and orange, which was showcased in the array of wildflowers by WOW Factor Design, and placed inside antique glass jars and milk bottles collected by the bride herself. Brittany also handled the fabric letters placed on tables throughout the reception, as well as the banners, cake stands, menu boards and frames used as wedding decor.
Knowing my love and appreciation for pretty paper, Brittany was kind enough to send along her Save the Date card, which she used as inspiration for the wedding colors and styling later on. The design is available on Wedding Paper Divas, and Brittany worked with their designers to change the colors up a bit.
Brittany and Micah became engaged 8 months after meeting while rock climbing. "He was the cute guy with the mohawk (at the time)," said Brittany, and the two continued to climb together regularly, discovering several commonalities along the way. Micah proposed to Brittany while on a white water rafting trip (of all things!) on the Snake River in Idaho, and set their wedding date for 7 months later, just after Brittany graduated and received her Master's in Occupational Therapy (beautiful and smart! ;) The couple now lives together in Austin, as Brittany continues her work in occupational therapy, and Micah, in nursing.
I have a few favorite photographs from this wedding, but the one that totally got me, as in right in the gut and brought tears to my eyes, is about a quarter of the way down, where you see Micah meeting Brittany half way down the aisle to walk her the rest of the way during their wedding ceremony. The photo of them dancing at the reception is also really beautiful, as well as the black and white shot of the two of them snuggling up for a brief second while sitting among their friends and family at their reception. So sweet! I know that my favorite wedding photos from my wedding are the ones where I kind of forget that anyone is watching, and I think that's why I love these particular photos so much, too!
Sweet and Colorful Texas Wedding - Vendors & Credits
Photographer: Captured by Shan Renee
Coordination: Wedding Warriors
Venue: Lost Mission
Floral Designer: WOW Factor Design
Catering: All Occasions Texas
Cupcakes: Kami Besson
Wedding Gown: Allure Couture from Belle Saison Bridal
Rings: J Keith's Jewelers
Bridal Shoes & Accessories: Shoes by Rocketdog, adorned with bride's own blue clip-on earrings, veil created by bride and jewelry from great grandmother's collection.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Groomsmen Attire: JoS. A. Bank
Wedding Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Guest Book/Poster: Created by Masha D'yans